September 23, 2013
Happy Monday! It has been a busy week here, getting all of these pretty colors photographed and ready for you for tonight’s Update. Just added, you’ll find:
String Theory Colorworks – a new indie dyer to us (not to be confused with String Theory Hand-Dyed, which is a different company!). Caitlin dyes her beautiful self-striping yarn in sunny New Mexico, and you are going to love her colors. We have her Continuum base, which is a fingering weight in 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon with 430 yards in the skein. Self-striping yarn is particularly fun for socks, gloves, mittens, cowls and hats. Some patterns to try: Sockhead Hat, Goldilocks Mittens, Plisse Socks, The Captain’s Steps Socks, On the Bias Fingerless Mitts, and Impunity. (Shown here in Dopamine.)
Juliespins Silky 435 – this fingering weight yarn is 50% superwash merino and 50% silk. I love using this yarn for shawls, scarves and cowls. It has a beautiful drape and sheen to it. And of course Julie’s colors are always amazing. 435 yards per skein. (We have a re-stock of beads up tonight – this yarn is a great one to add beads to.) Some patterns to try: Henslowe Shawl, Sarai Shawl, Miss Doolittle Scarf or Cowl, Natsu Scarf, Gwendoline Shawl, Geology Shawl, Stella Luna Shawl, Dateline Cowl, and Inkberry Shawl. (Shown here in Iceburg.)
Shalimar Breathless DK – one of my favorite yarns in the heavier DK weight. The base is 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere and 10% silk with 270 yards per skein. We also have a special free pattern offer with purchase. For the next month, we’ll be emailing you Paulina Popiolek’s new Sophie scarf which is crescent shaped and can be made in two different sizes (a 1-skein size and a 2-skein size). Leave us an order note if you’d like a free copy with your purchase of Shalimar DK. Some other patterns to try: The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief, Tuck Cowl, Whitman Hat, Sweet Memories Cowl, Atelier Sweater, Vodka Lemonade Sweater, and Troian Sweater. (Shown here in Loden.)
Twentyseven 27 Soap – a full restock of Keri’s soaps (made right here in Fort Collins, CO), with some of your favorite scents, a few new scents, and the scents that only come around during the fall and holiday season. Now’s the time to stock up. (Shown here in Peppermint & Oatmeal.)
Caravan Miyuki Beads – tubes and tubes of beads for adding to your scarves and shawl projects. The size 6/0 beads are perfect for fingering weight yarns and come with approximately 220 beads per tube. The 8/0 beads are perfect for lace weight yarns and come with approximately 400 beads per tube.
Have fun shopping and we’ll get your Boxes of Fun shipped right out to you!